I have over 20 years experience as Counsellor/Psychotherapist. My practice is integrative having its foundation in my Person Centred/Humanistic training and I offer a warm, empathic and safe space for you to explore the issues you bring to therapy. I offer short term counselling and long term psychotherapy with individuals and with couples.
I also worked for 30 years in legal and welfare advice agencies social care organisations and I bring to counselling my wide and varied experience and insight into the situations that can impact on a person's wellbeing and health, and a respect for the human ability to work through adversity. I feel privileged to be able to work alongside my clients and support them to make new choices and achieve more fulfilling lives.
I am a registered Therapist with WPA and Cigna insurance schemes.
Training, qualifications & experience
BA (Hons), PG Dip Law, PG Dip Couns, Cert. Relationship Counselling; Cert. Groupwork, MBACP (Accred).
I trained as a Counsellor/Psychotherapist at University of Brighton and qualified with a Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling in 2000.
I became an Accredited Member of BACP in 2006.
In 2012 I completed a Couples/Relationship counselling Certificate. I will be completing a Diploma in Supervision in the coming year. I also have a Certificate in Groupwork.
Prior to becoming a full time counsellor I worked for 30 years in Third Sector Legal and Welfare Advice Agencies and Social Care Organisations as a Paralegal and Advocate, in a Firm of Solicitors and a Housing Association. I completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Law in 1993. In these roles I have supported a wide range of people facing life changing events and circumstances. I also have extensive experience managing employees and volunteers and working alongside Statutory Sector partners to support service users to have a voice in service development.
I have worked closely and extensively with people with disability and their family carers in the 3rd Sector and this remains a area of work I have a particular interest in.
In 1998 I trained as a Cruse Counsellor and recognise the importance of acknowledging and processing loss in its varied forms as part of the life process be that bereavement, loss of health, job, home, relationship or life expectations.
I also trained and worked with a specialist Alcohol and Substance use Service in Sussex.
I am fully committed to valuing and respecting difference and diversity and respect the variety of human experience and culture.
I have been on the Committee and Treasurer for Counsellors and Psychotherapists I Private Practice since 2016.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Individuals £55 per 50 minute session
Couples £70 per 50 minute session.
The BS1 location is useful for people who work in central Bristol and a short walk from Bristol Temple Meads. It has plentiful public transport options and a pay and display car park directly opposite. There is a flight of steps into the building.
The BS16 location has on street parking. There are stairs at this location but there is a star lift (with 2 steps a the top of the stairs). Ground floor wheelchair access can be arranged.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
During the current coronavirus pandemic I am offering telephone and online counselling only.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I am a Qualified Relational Supervisor and have been practicing as a therapist for 20 years.